6 things to tick off your bucket list in Morocco

11th January, 2017
Morocco is tailor-made for travellers and tourists. From the dunes of the Sahara to the peaks of the High Atlas, Morocco is full of variety and is truly an exotic getaway. The colourful energy of the Marrakech markets creates a sense of adventure to all who visit.

If you are new to this part of the world, we have created a small bucket list of things you should try and do whilst visiting.

1 – Ride a camel in the desert

This may sound cliché, but when Morocco is ever brought up in conversation camels seem to spring to mind. There is something extremely magical about riding a camel through the dunes, and even more so when you can do this in the Sahara Desert. The Sahara Desert is the world’s largest hot desert stretching 9.4 million square kilometres. The dunes are a sea of sand and whilst riding a camel into the sun, with the quietness and surreal-ness, it is an experience you will not forget. 
 

2 – Stargaze in the Sahara

The Sahara is arguably the best place to stargaze, as you are so far from civilisation and the sky is so open and clear. If you are used to living in a built-up area, you may have forgotten what the night sky truly looks like. Make your way up a sand dune and just lie there, maybe bring along a blanket and a bottle of bubbly to make the experience even more special.

3 – Experience the markets of Marrakech  

Marrakech is a beautiful and tumultuous city rolled into one. It is a place which is home to palaces, gardens, architecture and markets. Marrakech is a true “year round” destination, but in the spring and autumn the city is at its best, with almost guaranteed sunshine. Whilst walking through the market you will experience sights, sounds, textures and tastes. Indulge in exotic Moroccan foods and feast your senses on the spectacle of Marrakech’s chaotic main square.

Once you have seen the market, lose yourself in the maze-like allys and streets of this vast and interesting city.  

4 – Visit Ait Benhaddou

This fortified city has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. It is a huge fortification that is made up of six Kasbahs and almost fifty ksars, and is an outstanding example of Moroccan architecture. When visiting Morocco this is one place you must visit.

5 – Relax in Agadir

Agadir is a city which lies in Morocco’s south Atlantic coast and is often referred to as its top seaside resort. With around 10 kilometres of sandy beach, cafes, bars and restaurants. Agadir was completely rebuilt following an earthquake in 1960, however it is now the country’s premier destination for sun and sand. Here you can relax and soak up the sun, and the sparkling blue water is also perfect for a dip to cool off.

6 – Explore The High Atlas

The High Atlas is North Africa’s greatest maintain range and contains some of the most beautiful and intriguing regions in Morocco. The shimmering haze beyond the walls of Marrakech, long streaks of snow sit on the rugged horizon. It’s often referred to as a trekkers paradise, as it runs diagonally through Morocco for almost 1000 kilometres. Snow falls regularly from September to May making the landscape change dramatically. 

If you looking for a touch of luxury on your adventure, we have a selection of luxury villas in Morocco which are perfect for you trip to this beautiful country.